Wiccanate Privilege Discussion at Pantheacon

“Wiccanate” is a term coined by Johnny Rapture, and it refers to American Neo-Pagan theological ideas and liturgical forms common to large public Pagan gatherings and rituals, which are derived from Wicca, but are perceived to be “generic” or “universal” to Paganism. “Wiccanate privilege” is a phrase that has been going round in polytheist circles recently. It refers to the ways in which Wicca-inspired ritual and theology are assumed to be normative for Paganism as a whole. [Read more...]

Pantheacon 2014 Report

From right: Me trying to become cool by osmosis, Jason Mankey, PSVL, Nikki Whiting, John Beckett

I’m on the plane right now, headed back home from Pantheacon.  It’s been exciting and exhausting.  This year, I didn’t feel like I had to fill every time slot with something, which was good because I was wiped out as it was.  There are a few events that I want to devote an entire post [Read More...]

Pantheacon 2012 (Part 3): Rituals

I attended many rituals over over the 3 day Pantheacon event.  I want to talk about each of them briefly and then talk a little about what it is like to attend so many rituals in such a short period. Day 1: Friday (starting the in the afternoon) Opening Ritual by Glenn Turner The first [Read More...]

Pantheacon 2012 (Part 2): Three ways of identifying as Pagan

“Am I Pagan?”  Oh my god!  Am I really writing about this again?  This happens every time I have any significant contact with the Pagan community.  Maybe that should tell me something. This Pantheacon had a panel discussion about the question of Pagan identity.  The moderator started the discussion by describing the Drew Jacob controversy [Read More...]

Pantheacon 2012 (Part 1)

[written Feb. 19, 2012] Okay.  So I am at Pantheacon 2012!  This is the third day.  I haven’t had time to blog yet because there are 6 workshop slots a day (a dozen or more to choose from for each slot) and they run from 9 am to after midnight!  They have been a mixture [Read More...]

My Spiritual Bucket List

In no particular order: 1.  Participate in the Edinburgh Beltane Fire Society celebration. 2.  Make offerings at the statue of Isis at the Herbert Hoover National Park in Iowa (exit 254 on Interstate 80). 3.   Celebrate the Hindu Holi festival of colors in Spanish Fork, Utah. 4.  Attend the Minnesota Renaissance Festival. 5.  Attend Reclaiming’s [Read More...]


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